You can never go wrong with a few free date ideas for you and your honey. Maybe you’re both college kids on a limited budget or you just don’t feel like spending a ton on a date, but these 10 ideas are cheap (and by cheap I mean free) and fun!
1. At -home movie night
Basically Netflix-and-Chill, but more romantic. Gather up some pillows and blankets, make a fort, and cozy up inside with your favorite movie. No purchasing necessary, and it’s a way to change up your consistent movie nights.
2. Chopped competition
Even if neither of you can cook, gather up all the ingredients in your fridge and compete to see who can make the best dish. Competitions are the perfect way for you and your date to have a good laugh and learn more about each other.
3. DIY Scrabble
This is Scrabble but completely made up. Each turn you must play a word that doesn’t exist, and you have to make up a definition for it. A great way to test your brain and crack up with your honey the whole night.
4. Make a meal out of Costco samples
Who doesn’t love grocery shopping together? Costco always offers a multitude of free samples and you can easily make a feel out of it. Take a ride to your nearest Costco and try out all the snacks they have available. If you want, rate them all when you finish!
Whether it be a puppy shelter, cleaning up a beach or serving food at a homeless shelter, a volunteering date is one of the best free dates out there. You’re not only saving money but you’re helping out your community all while spending quality time with your date.
6. Backyard camping
If hanging out in the house is getting boring, pitch a tent in the backyard or a nearby park (make sure it’s legal) and spend the night outdoors with your date. What could be more romantic than that?
7. Walk in the park
A cliche, but a good one. Romantic walks are the staple of any free date ideas list. There’s nothing better than taking a stroll with your significant other and talking about life. You can even stop and find some good spots for picture taking.
8. Attempt to break a record
Pick up a Guinness World Record book and find the easiest and cheapest record you can attempt. Whether its fitting a ridiculous amount of grapes in your mouth or balancing for hours in whatever pose this couple in the photo is doing, you and your date are sure to have a ton of fun trying insane new things. Plus, you may find out about a secret talent you never knew you had.
9. Attend open houses
This is one of my favorite free date ideas because it gives you a chance to mess around with your date and assume new identities for the day. Find your nicest outfit and have your date dress up too and pick out open houses to go to in your city. Not only will you get to see some beautiful properties, but you’ll get to experience house hunting with you possible forever date.
10. Game night
Most of us have a ton of games laying around the house, so why not set up a game night for you and your date. Decide which game you will play first and whoever wins gets to pick the next game. It will give you an incentive to play harder and be competitive, but it also wont feel like the two of you are just sitting around.